Hydrocotyle leucocephala (Brazilian pennywort)

  • Stock: 21 units in stock
  • Dimensions: up to 60cm
  • Model: P2020702
  • Origin: South America
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£4.99
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Description

Originating from Southern Mexico the Hydrocotyle leucocephala is one of the less demanding aquatic plants happy in most tanks, this little beauty is perfect for beginners. You can train this plant to grow around wood or along the floor by tying to wood or weighing down. Alternatively you let just let it grow, where it can reach heights of up to 60cm.

This is a perfect plant for covering air pumps or filters etc. Just plant in a good substrate and use Aqua Fine Line to tie to whatever you want it to cover...simple.

 
by Howard B.
Lovely little plant which arrived looking very healthy.

 
by Peter S.
Plant arrived in great condition. It was about 25cm long. Once rooted it began producing new leaves almost immediately. I've already had to prune the plant back. Great value.

 
by Mike R.
Plants arrived in really good condition and are growing on strongly in the aquarium.

 
by John S.
Quick delivery. Very healthy plants.

 
by doug t.
I ordered these plants shortly before Christmas they arrived promptly and well packed and in perfect condition. I had them in my tank Christmas eve which is well dosed with neutro t and neutro co2 and here we are 10 days later they look fantastic and have grown by at least a third Amazing

 
by Ian D.
Iwas delighted with two plants They must have been at least 30 cms high and already have put on another 5or 6 cms in no time.Would not go elsewhere for plants,I have never been disappointed and have filled a 50 gallon tank with plants only from AE and all thrive.

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Guest
is it really easy to grow? I want something simple and no trouble

 
Staff
Very very easy to grow :)

 
Guest
Would this plant grow in a coldwater goldfish tank???

 
Staff

No the only plant that would grow in a cold water tank is the Dimersen Bunch

 

https://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/ceratophyllum-demersum-bunch-p-6702.html


 
Guest
Is this plant Goldfish proof? (it's a heated tank)

 
Staff

Possibly. It's reasonably tough.


 
Guest
can this be used as a floating plant, If so, what preparation do I need to do if any?

 
Staff

No - you'll need to plant in substrate 


 
Guest
How big do the leaves get

 
Staff

3cm


 
Guest
Is this the same Pennywort that is invading British waterways and is recognised by the Environment Agency as an invasive species jQuery11110527627947173072_1536687279242?

 
Staff

No


 
Guest
how long from receiving plants, can you leave till putting into tank?

 
Staff

when cold, a couple of hours


 
Guest
I bought this a few weeks ago, it's growing well but has gone very pale even yellowish. What am 8Idoing wrong?

 
Staff

needs more food. What fertilisers are you offering and how much?


 
Guest
Hello again. I'm adding TNC complete at the recommended dose once a week. Looking at the plants now, a week later, the edges of the leaves are browning and they are looking quite wilty. However there is strong growth of new shoots/offspringjQuery111109803527138985892_1549097268399?

 
Staff

I’d recommend Neutro T instead as we have working knowledge of that fwetiliser. It’s much more popular.


 
Guest
Would this plant be OK planted into a deep grave substrate? Thanks.

 
Staff

Yes


 
Guest
Am I correct in thinking the plant must be removed from it's pot before planting?

 
Staff

always best to remove plants from pots and rockwool before planting


 
Guest
I purchased a Brazilian Pennywort plant for my tropical aquarium about 4 weeks ago.. Plant arrived very healthy. All the leaves are turning brown at the edges, although small new growth leaves look fine. The aquarium has light for 9 1/2 hours per day. 30% water change per week with fertilizer added om completion of the wekly maintance. Is there something I am doing wrong?

 
Staff

Too much light - reduce to 7 hrs

not enough fertilisers - add Neutro T and Neutro CO2 on a daily basis


 
Guest
Thank you for the quick response. When the main aquarium lights go off a moonlight LED comes on for a couple of hours before that goes off. Process reversed in the morning. Am I correct in thinking the moonlight will not affect the plants?

 
Staff

Correct


 
Guest
I purchased this plant about 8 weeks ago. I use Neutro T and Neutro CO2 and have lights on 6 hours. The plant has grown but as soon as new leaves develop in a short time, a couple of days they are covered in a thin brown slime. Any idea what this is and what causes it?

 
Staff

You need to add more Neutro T



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